Friday, September 14, 2007

This weekend in The Star

Check out this weekend's Anniston Star for the following stories:

On Saturday: Matt Kaspar talks with some farmers in Alexandria who have or are contemplating putting thier land up for sale. As fewer and fewer people make their living on family farms, are people giving up a way of life?

Andy Johns writes an advance on preparations for the arrival of Sue the T-Rex at the Musuem of Natural History in Anniston

On Sunday: The Band and Cheerleading special section comes out!

Steve Ivey examines JSU's quest to meet several benchmarks and milestones. The university wants to enroll 10,000 students for the first time, to raise $25 million for campus construction and academic programs, to add its first doctoral degree and is even thinking of moving its football program to the big time. That's not all for the campus as it approaches its 125th anniversary. What will JSU need to achieve these goals?

PetFest at Animal Medical Center promises fun for furry friends with tricks, contests and health-care tips. Andy Johns documents the day.

Suicide rates are up nationwide, particularly among teen girls. Matt Kaspar gets the perspective of local folks on the reasons, warning signs and help that is out there, in advance of Suicide Prevention Week.

And coming Monday: Matt Kaspar profiles Anniston resident Debbie Nail who spent a year working for a contractor in Iraq.

Making the primary earlier could have ramifications on those who need absentee ballots. Markeshia Ricks looks into this and whether or not any other elections will be moved from June to February for the change.